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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Published:Saturday | May 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

THE HEAD of one local consumer protection group believes consumers should feel offended by the offer of a $24.5-million compensation package for those who suffered from the purchase of contaminated gas in 2015. Michael Diamond, president of the...

Published:Monday | May 11, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

After weeks of being isolated from their church family, scores of moms were yesterday gifted care packages at the Faith Cathedral Deliverance Centre in Kingston, where a Mother’s Day drive-thru service was hosted for members. More than 100 mothers...

Published:Friday | February 21, 2020 | 12:06 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaican public- and private-sector interests have ramped up sensitisation campaigns to curb the incidence of human trafficking, especially from predators lurking online, says chair of the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons, Carol...

Published:Thursday | February 13, 2020 | 12:21 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Arguing that deportees are entitled to their rights like any other citizen, Deputy Commissioner of Police Fitz Bailey said that migrants sent back to Jamaica involuntarily would not be profiled by the police even if they had served time for serious...

Published:Tuesday | February 4, 2020 | 12:29 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Staff at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) would have to shift their focus to exclusively deal with emergency cases in the event of a novel coronavirus “surge” at its doors, but senior medical officials at the country’s busiest trauma centre are...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:26 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

As gender-based violence continues unabated, at least 500 nurses across Jamaica will this year receive training to deal with victims of abuse who turn up at health facilities for treatment. The move is part of the Nursing Now Global initiative, and...

Published:Monday | February 3, 2020 | 12:20 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Education is seeking to have a classroom or two reserved at traditional high schools to accommodate students who perform poorly in the upcoming Primary Exit Profile (PEP) examinations, which are to be held over a five-day period...

Published:Wednesday | January 29, 2020 | 12:28 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Persons planning to travel between Jamaica and China have been urged to defer those arrangements amid a travel advisory issued by the Holness administration in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to local shores. Health Minister Dr...

Published:Tuesday | January 28, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

C-Ndre Jackson was looking forward to getting feedback on his theatre arts school-based assessment (SBA) on Sunday, but little did he know that the gunshots he heard in sections of east Kingston on Saturday night would prevent his teacher and...

Published:Thursday | January 23, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Almost 80 per cent of the estimated $505 million budgeted to maintain states of emergency (SOE) during fiscal year 2019-20 has already been spent on meals and hotel accommodation as the Government has dug deep to finance police operations. As at...

Published:Saturday | January 18, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

After maintaining a 3.5 grade point average (GPA), bearing hunger some days and travelling for hours to get to The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, to pursue her studies, 22-year-old Moesha Clarke was told she could be deregistered...

Published:Thursday | January 16, 2020 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Government backbencher Leslie Campbell has criticised plans to divert water from sections of the country to provide an estimated 250,000 gallons to Port Royal, which is undergoing transformation as Jamaica’s next tourism Mecca. Campbell, a first-...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

It is just two weeks into the New Year, but Jamaica-born pilot Marlon Dean Dayes has achieved his main goal for 2020 of flying to his homeland for the first time. The 26-year-old Portland native has described the experience as “priceless” and used...

Published:Monday | January 13, 2020 | 12:17 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Citing several cases where families have clashed over music selection at their loved ones’ funeral, at least one funeral association has been advising members to seriously reconsider accepting requests to play secular music during such a solemn...

Published:Tuesday | November 12, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Entertainer Orville ‘Shaggy’ Burrell said he remains committed to raising funds for the Bustamante Hospital for Children while publicly pledging $100 million towards the expansion of the paediatric institution yesterday. The artiste yesterday...

Published:Sunday | November 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Traumatised by reports of brutal killings and assaults, several Jamaicans not connected to victims of these crimes have been showing up for counselling at the Victim Services Division (VSD) after experiencing severe anxiety and sleepless nights....

Published:Tuesday | October 8, 2019 | 12:05 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The National Solid Waste Management Authority (NSWMA) has warned that regulations are being considered to make it mandatory for Jamaicans to store their garbage in receptacles. This proposal has already been submitted to the Office of the Chief...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:18 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

It is estimated that about 70 to 80 per cent of garbage in gullies in Kingston and Montego Bay, St James, could be eliminated with the launch of a programme that would see the placement of garbage wardens in selected communities. The programme will...

Published:Sunday | September 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

“We don’t have fights like we used to,” declared Marvin Johnson, acting principal of Tivoli Gardens High School in West Kingston. The reduction of violence in the school has been a major accomplishment, seeing that many of the students are from...

Published:Sunday | September 15, 2019 | 12:19 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

When *Patrice Bryan read the story highlighting the plight of a mother whose 15-year-old son was shot five times by the police on Emancipation Day in downtown Kingston, she cringed. Although she lives across the seas in the United States, the story...

Published:Wednesday | September 11, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Consultant urologist Dr Belinda Morrison feels that if men would pay as much attention to their health as they do their cars, there would be a significant dent in the increasing numbers of cases of prostate cancer, which last year claimed the lives...

Published:Tuesday | September 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Bad customer service can prove to be very costly for a business, and this is especially the case today because of the myriad of social media platforms available for individuals to share their grouses. Given the ease at which customers can be turned...

Published:Friday | August 30, 2019 | 12:35 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The Government said it is moving to distribute water tanks to schools across the island as the nation continues to be grapple with the effects of an ongoing drought. The assurance was given yesterday by Karl Samuda, the minister overseeing the...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:08 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several associations representing operators of public transportation have written to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, asking for a fare increase. They are hoping that their wish will be granted before the start of the new school year. President of...

Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Questions have been raised about his viability as party leader and his prospects of winning a national election, but those who endorse People’s National Party (PNP) President Dr Peter Phillips contend that he is the best man to move Jamaica forward...

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